|New Yorkers rally over mosque plan|
Hundreds of supporters and opponents of the proposed Islamic cultural centre near the World Trade Centre site in New York have staged rallies, kept apart by police and barricades.
Opponents in downtown Manhattan shouted "Enough is enough" on Sunday as supporters yelled "say no to racist fear".
No violence or arrests were reported.
Uniformed police and rows of barricades kept many in the crowds apart. Police officials said extra forces were deployed.
Opponents of the plan, to build a $100m Islamic center two blocks from the Ground Zero site where the September 11, 2001 attacks took place, appeared to outnumber supporters.
Singer Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" blared over loudspeakers as mosque opponents chanted, "No mosque, no way!"
They say the proposed location is insensitive and fear it will harbour religious extremism.
One sign read: "Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all the terrorists were Muslim."
Sumber: Aljazeera.Net, 23/8/2010
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